S. 802 (96th): Peace Corps Act Amendments of 1979

Mar 27, 1979 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Passed Senate)
Frank Church
Senator from Idaho
Related Bills
H.R. 3324 (Related)
International Development Cooperation Act of 1979

Signed by the President
Aug 14, 1979


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 14, 1979 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Mar 27, 1979
Referred to Committee Mar 27, 1979
Reported by Committee May 14, 1979
Passed Senate Jun 14, 1979
Full Title

A bill to further amend the Peace Corps Act.


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6/14/1979--Passed Senate amended.
(Measure passed Senate, amended) Peace Corps Act Amendments of 1979 - Amends the Peace Corps Act to authorize appropriations for the Peace Corps through fiscal year 1980. Permits qualified former and current Peace Corps employees, who have worked at least 36 months, to be appointed in the competitive service or in an established merit system in the excepted service.

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